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Need tire and wheel package advice

I don't want to lift my truck (besided a t-bar adjustment in the front), but I am wondering what tire-wheel package you guys think would be best for me (daily driving)?

16x8 rim with 265/75/16 tire

15x8 rim with 31/10.50/15 tire

15x8 rim with 32/11.5/15 tire

I have a 2004 XLT ECSB with the 4.0 sohc (5-speed auto with 4.10 gears).

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1000% hands down 15x8 and 32x11.5x15 fits perfect gives the truck a real mean stance. personally i hate the 265's and for the price of a set of good 265's you can buy a set of rims and tires in 15's...

and ew on 31's there baby tires, they come stock on the rangers...
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I was thinking that too. I like how they fill the fenders. Would I need to get a tuner at the same time, or could I get the tires and wheels first? I want the tuner for performance, but I also know I can set the tire size calibration. Will the 15" wheels (like those from Eagle for instance) clear the front brakes? I guess they will since the new Level IIs have 15"s.
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Any backspacing advice on that package?
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yes they clear cause the inside angle of the rim is ok. its close but they clear. you cant like double stack inside weights on the side tho lol... not like you want too. you can run 32's with out the tuner at first it will be fine the truck has tons of power to haul those around. so your speedo will be a little slow for a while oh well...
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Any backspacing advice on that package?
do you have the plastic fender flares?

something around a 3.75 or a 3.25.
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No fender flares.
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alright you will fit fine with eather 3.75 or 3.25
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Thanks! I am sure that my front mud guards will have to go though...
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maybe maybe not. but the 11.5" wide tires till be wider then the gaurds anyways i would ditch them lol...
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you already know my opinion :)
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Would this be a good quiet choice?

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/Compar...t=All&x=95&y=6
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quiet as in road noise? um no... any MT has alot of road noise...
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f that crap, get some 33x10.5 bft m/t's or a/t's
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f that crap, get some 33x10.5 bft m/t's or a/t's
EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW PIZZA CUTTERS!!!!!!



looks something like that...
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quiet as in road noise? um no... any MT has alot of road noise...

Well I want an AT, but can't find a brand I like with that size in an AT. I read the reviews on these Kuhmos and they are quiet for an MT. I guess that is what I was meaning.
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to much like a street tire....

whats wrong with BFG or Procomp?
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nooooo pro comps, go with bfg or nitto a/t's....i hate my pro comps, they suck at life.....plus bfg has like every size
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Well, I was worrying about price. My wife lets me spend so much on the Mustang and Lightning, I have to be careful on the Ranger. LOL I looked at the BFG prices and they aren't too bad, so that will probably be the choice.

Now, another question: What if I go with a 9" or 10" rim?
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15x8 is what you want. order from summitracing.com 32x11.5x15 BFG A/T will be right around $560... i know your thinking how you say when there $135.95 each??!!?!

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku




well here is what you do... go to www.TIRESAVINGS.com

you will see here at the bottom of the page
https://www.tiresavings.com/tireShop...2FA+KO&season=

32x11.5x15 are $125 each.. call summit racing here 1-800-230-3030. get an operator, and they will price match to tiresavings.com...

reason i say summit is for the flat rate shipping they usually get tires and everything out to you in 12-48 hours you will have it in your hand...
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nooooo pro comps, go with bfg or nitto a/t's....i hate my pro comps, they suck at life.....plus bfg has like every size

I disagree with your opinion on the pro comps. I've had 'em on the wife's TJ for over a year. I like 'em. BFG's on the truck.

go with a 3.25" back space. that's what I have and I think that they are perfect. they have the perfect look to me with the 31X10.5".
32's might look better, but; I'll worry about that when I need tires as mine are practically new. But they stick out from the fender flares in the front maybe 1/4 of an inch. I think that is the perfect look.

My Level II has the 31" stock tires on it. Actually a new set, but; the factory BFG models.
With the 3.25" bs, they slightly rubbed the front mud flaps. All I had to do was bend the little bar that holds them about a 1/4 in and no more rub.

If you go with 32's you'll probably have to remove them.

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I disagree with your opinion on the pro comps. I've had 'em on the wife's TJ for over a year. I like 'em. BFG's on the truck.
well opinions very, i still feel that they are junk....
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Again thanks for the help guys. And thanks for the tip redneckstone!
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Is anyone running these wheels? The BS is a little low though.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku
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